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I just opened the flag dialog intending to submit a generic mod flag, but I changed my mind about flagging and submitted a close vote instead. I never left the dialog, though; I just selected the "it doesn't belong here" option.

Usually, voting to close causes the text of the close link to change to close (1), but in this case no change was made. However, I am now seeing flag (1):

link | edit | close | flag (1)

I suspect that this is an artifact of the logic saying "when a vote to close is cast, increment the counter by the link that opened the dialog," which made perfect sense before the flag dialog was upgraded to its current feature-rich state back in January.

EDIT:
To be clear, this did go through properly as a close vote, and upon reload the page displays

link | edit | close (1) | flag

This bug is merely, in Grace Note's words, "a pre-refresh artifact on the page."

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This is interestingly backwards from the usual point where flagging something with a close reason will auto-convert to a close vote if you have them remaining. Did that (1) stick around? Is it in your flag report? Or is it just a pre-refresh artifact on the page? –  Grace Note Apr 26 '11 at 19:01
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"Not really a question..." with 18 points, ಠ_ಠ –  Daniel DiPaolo Apr 26 '11 at 21:28
    
@Daniel That's how you know it's not a real question; a real question would've had ~2 –  Michael Mrozek Apr 27 '11 at 4:22
    
FWIW, it's this question. –  Pops Apr 27 '11 at 5:37
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I suspect that this is an artifact of the logic saying "when a vote to close is cast, increment the counter by the link that opened the dialog,

Your suspicion, Watson, could not be closer to the truth.

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